Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Aéro Welcomes Andy Lambert

There are so many interesting things to say about Aéro's newest director, Andy Lambert. I think the best place to start is that his great-grandfather was a professional ventriloquist in London. Second, he was inspired to direct after seeing Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali's film Un Chien Andalou. So, to say he has an original perspective on film making is pretty accurate. 

The one and only, Andy Lambert.

Andy began his career by directing TV documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 before moving into fiction, directing two award-winning shorts. Andy then broke into advertising and began to carve a name for himself as a director of stylish, witty commercials with a particular talent for creating big, cinematic productions.

What type of work does Andy like? In his own words, "Story-based or vignette style, I love a strong idea to chew on, to hone, to hang out with, to play bar football against. Every job has its own peculiarities. It's like going back to zero each time and surprising yourself afresh. God is in the detail. Or is it The Devil?"

Andy in the middle, clearly directing. There are so many amazing facial expressions in this, 
I don't know where to start... 

Detailed is certainly a perfect way to describe his workWith an ability to embrace iconic films and references to humorous effect, Andy’s work has become the benchmark for pastiche advertising. His highlights are ‘Deer Hunter’ for Revels (Revels being a bag of candy balls, which have different fillings in them... and you have no idea of which ball has which filling. Dramatic English candy...) and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ for the DVLA (English version of the DMV) for which he won an APG and FAB Gold, and a British Arrows Craft Award respectively. It must be noted that he has an excellent zombie reel as well. How many directors can claim that?!

You can follow Andy on Twitter , and check out his short films and very short films at his personal website

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sue Worthy Joins Aero Film

Gorgeous hair, beautiful skin and shimmering water are the serene scenes Sue Worthy is so well known for creating.  But in true Aero style, this soft side is balanced with Sue racing Ducati motorcycles. She fits riiiiiight in. 

Sue, sun and bikes. 

After graduating in Fine Art, Sue joined the BBC as a designer/director. She won every major industry award including a BAFTA for ‘Spring and Summer’, a Royal Television Society Gold for ‘Under the Sun’ and a D&AD Silver Pencil for her BBC 2 idents.

Directing TV commercials was a natural progression. Sue’s portfolio includes campaigns for leading clients such as Ford, Mitsubishi, Dove, Olay, Herbal Essences and Johnson & Johnson.

In recent years, Sue has focused her skills in the genre of ‘beauty’ where she combines her love of filming beautiful performance, with high-end cinematography and seamless in-camera effects.  The effortless simplicity of the end results often belies the complexity involved and she thrives on any challenge.
Dove "Silk" 

She mixes her love of art and motorcycles with oil painting race scenes, most recently of Valentino Rossi for a charity auction. 


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